Checking In

I have ¬†been busy with life so I haven’t had time to post. Between school and my oldest son starting soccer, I have been a lot more busy that I thought I would be! No new recipes that I have tried and no new projects. The only positive is that my sunflowers are finally starting to bloom, and my strawberry plant has strawberries growing again!

I hope everyone has been doing great and is ready for summer because it is right around the corner:)

Baby Cereal Banana Pancakes

So I have baby cereal, this is my third kid you would think I would know by now that no one ever likes it or wants to eat it… Well I decided to experiment in making pancakes. My 4 year old loved them and so did my 7 month old. My 2 year old ate one but wasn’t a big fan. I tried a few and they weren’t too bad though I don’t think my husband would eat them willingly! I tried looking up recipes but none really suited what I was looking for, so I made my own concoction.

1 cup Baby Cereal

2 eggs

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 4 oz container banana baby food

11/2 tbsp  melted butter

1 cup Water

Butter or cooking spray as needed

1. Heat a pan over low heat

2. Mix all ingredients, adding more water as needed to reach desired consistency

3. Grease the pan (this is a must I found even with my non-stick pan) and pour desired amount of batter on to pan and let it cook until the top is all bubbly and edges start to turn light brown. This took about 2 minutes.

4. Flip pancakes and let cook for another 2 minutes until bottom is brown and it is cooked all the way through.

My older two boys enjoyed this with syrup but me and the baby ate it as it was. It is a little dense but has a good banana flavor and is yummy:)

Weight Loss Check in!

So I had a bit of a cheat day. I didn’t exercise or track what I ate but still tried to maintain portion sizes and not snacking. That is okay though, we all need to cheat once in a while. My measurements this morning were 148lbs, so 2 pounds lost. Plus 2″ off my waist and 1″ off my hips. This is from when I weighed and measured myself a week ago. I doubt I can keep up that pace but who knows since at least 10 pound of this is baby weight from when I was pregnant with my baby! If I could lose the 10 pounds (well 8 now!) in a month then I would be happy with the rest taking it’s sweet time to melt away haha:)

Some things I have been doing:

I have been trying to eat more veggies

I have been drinking at leas 8 cups of water or more a day

I have been limiting portion sizes

Limiting constant eating/snacking

Exercising at least every other day (I try for every day) for half an hour

Weight Loss

How many of you have tried to lose weight? How many have tried to lose weight after having a kid, or two, or three? Well I had my third son in September. I decided on my birthday (in October) that I was going to start getting back in shape. That fizzled out after I reached 150lbs. This is the heaviest I have been outside of pregnancy. So now as of this past Saturday, I have been trying to get fit again.

Weight: 150lbs
Waist: 34″
Hips: 39″

I have downloaded an app called MyFitnessPal ( I have an Android) to track my food and calorie intake. I use an app called Nexercise to track my activity and workouts. On Nexercise I also earn points every time I work out to redeem for gift cards or other items. Right now I have not really changed my diet, only how much I eat since I realized I was snacking. A lot. So I have cut that out. I do half hour work outs almost every day now along with breastfeeding my baby still. I use Nike+ Kinect Training for my workouts. It is for the Xbox 360. My experience in using it so far. I get sore to say the least. The workouts vary between what you want to do. I will try to update in my journey of getting fit though to see if using this game actually works. If nothing else it is fun and something I can do at home with my kid’s around. They like to copy what I am doing too so I have some support I guess you could say:)

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